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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
049 201 0020
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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous! But plan your trip carefully. If you book in advance and you don't get there on time, they won't let you in (they don't care who you are, or where you've come from, or why you're late - save your breath - you will have to buy another ticket). It's all on their terms - good thing too. Not... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This, our second visit in a decade, was more impressive than the first. Oriented by our tour guide, we were able to see things never before imagined, despite our lengthy research. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What sets this apart from other similar places is the excellent job of education they do before you enter the chapel. Get there early, go downstairs and watch a movie in your native language, and learn about the history of construction of the chapel, the role of Scrovegni's father in Dante's Inferno, Scrovegni's life, information about Giotto, the significance of... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We read reviews about the Scrovegni Chapel and decided to take a day trip from Venice to Padua to take it in. There were multiple trains going to Padua and the ride takes about 25 minutes. You will need reservations to tour the Chapel and they can be obtained online. Since we were seeing more than one attraction in Padua... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We arrived in good time to pick up pre paid tickets and after a quick visit to the cafe we asked for directions to the chapel as we couldn't see it signposted. We were directed to the multimedia show which we presumed was a forerunner to the Chapel. After looking at the video etc - interesting as it was -... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This chapel is a must-visit when you come to a beautiful city of Padova. The visit inside the chapel lasts for 15 minutes - enough to examine all the details of beautiful frescoes. Before the visit you will spend another 15 minutes in a multimedia hall where you will see a film about the history of the chapel, the Scrovegni... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the most impressive works of art I have seen in Italy. If you are in Padova, you must see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I reserved our tickets online, and we visited at 7 pm as part of the "Giotto Under the Stars" (where you can just pay 8 euros to see the chapel without paying to visit the other museums). I then showed my reservation e-mail at the ticket desk and picked up my tickets (which I did earlier in the day). We... More

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ann arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went as part of a small organized group with a guide which greatly enhanced the experience. The frescoes are stunning, especially when one can appreciate the historical context of the art and the ground breaking techniques used by Giotto. One of the things I found particularly interesting was the emphasis in the chapel on the parents of Mary. Most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had never heard of the Scrovegni Chapel before researching Padua's sights but would highly recommend a visit. Only 25 people are allowed in at a time (for 15 minutes) but the whole experience takes between 1 and 2 hours. You are given a time slot at the ticket office and there is plenty to see to fill in the time.... More

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